"About A Young Patient"
Introduction: "Diary of a Death Doula"
“Providing support for others, no matter where they are in their lives, can be life affirming and bring immense comfort. Those who feel isolated receive the message that they count. Someone took the time to care about them and they haven’t been forgotten. They’re not just some hospice patient who is waiting to die, but someone alive and worthy.” - Debra Diamond, Ph.D.
I came to hear about Diary of a Death Doula when I started diving into research about the End-of-Life process and the doula path. This excerpt begins with an experience from the author’s first day of training in hospice care. Listening to the audio book, I was stopped in my tracks and knew it was something to give my close attention. I began to think about my own life and that I too would transition one day. This book help solidify my decision to seek out training as a death doula. The author and their mentor, Matt, were with an unresponsive patient, when they got an unexpected request....